By the Numbers: 2016 MLS Homegrown players

FC Dallas leads all MLS clubs in using its own Homegrown players as they account for 14.3 percent of all minutes, just ahead of the New England Revolution at 14.2 percent. FC Dallas, New York Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake are the top producers of Homegrown players as they rank 1-2-3 in terms of total minutes for Homegrown players. Both clubs have former Homegrown players playing on other MLS teams. The league-wide percentage of all minutes going to Homegrown players is 7.4 percent.

2016 HG Players, Percentage of Minutes:
PCT. TEAM MIN.
14.3% FC Dallas
4258
14.2% New England 4206 (2741)
12.7% NY Red Bulls 3784 (582)
12.4% Toronto FC 3558 (1811)
11.3% Seattle 3134
10.6% Real Salt Lake 3138
10.4% Montreal 2996 (1275)
8.6% Columbus 2397
6.8% LA Galaxy 2012
5.6% D.C. United 1621
5.5% Orlando City 1569
3.8% Vancouver 1126
2,8% Houston 772
1.9% Sporting KC 593
1.6% San Jose 441
1.3% Chicago 347 (990)
1.0% Colorado 280 (52)
0% New York City 0 (676)
0% Philadelphia 0
0% Portland 0
Note: In parentheses are additional minutes played by Homegrown players produced by other MLS teams that don't count toward the percentages.

2016 HG Players, Minutes:
MIN. TEAM
5999 FC Dallas (1741)
4784
NY Red Bulls (1000)
4415 Real Salt Lake (1275)
4206 New England
3558 Toronto FC
3548 Montreal (582)
3387 Columbus (990)
3134 Seattle
2012 LA Galaxy
2297 D.C. United (676)
1863 *Chivas USA (1863)
1569 Orlando City
1126 Vancouver
772 Houston
593 Sporting KC
441 San Jose
347 Chicago
280 Colorado
0 New York City
0 Philadelphia
0 Portland
Note: In parentheses are minutes played by Homegrown players who play for other MLS teams.

Updated: to include former FC Dallas and Montreal Homegrown players who play for New England and the New York Red Bulls.


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1 comment about "By the Numbers: 2016 MLS Homegrown players".
  1. Bill Wilson, September 22, 2016 at 8:04 a.m.

    Not sure who did statistical work to produce this article, but good job to the individual responsible. This data is worth tracking and trending as the years go by. I think it would be interesting to see how many players were used by each team to comprise these minutes and how many games were started by HG's in future versions. These HG's are going to be the backbone of the league over time. They also enable MLS to be unique in the US sports landscape by establishing a grounded local flavor to their teams.

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